After Near-Drowning, High School Swimmer Wants More To Learn CPRAbout two weeks ago, Claire Luning, who just started her junior year, passed out in the pool during swim team practice. Her coach, Mack Varilla, performed CPR, and doctors later diagnosed her with a heart rhythm disorder. She and her coach said they want more people to learn CPR.
Chicago Cops Rescue Man Who Stopped BreathingThe officers were responding to an emergency medical service call of a man not breathing about 4:45 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Marshfield, according to a statement from Chicago Police. The officers were met by the victim’s family who said the man was not breathing.
Streamwood Teen Uses CPR To Save Girl’s Life A Streamwood teenager is being hailed as a hero for saving the life of a girl, thanks to a skill he had but never thought he'd ever use.
Chicago Cop Saves Newborn With CPR A Chicago Police officer performed CPR on a newborn baby to help save his life Friday night in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side.
In First Month On The Job, Officer Saves Baby In North ChicagoLogan Dreyer insisted he's not a hero, saying "I was just doing my job;" although he said helping save the baby was "the best feeling I've ever felt in my life."
Quinn To Sign Law Requiring High Schools To Teach CPR, AED UseHigh school students across the state will soon learn how to perform CPR and other life-saving skills, under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn plans to sign on Thursday.
Law To Require Students To Learn CPR, Defibrillator UseThe legislation was prompted by the 2008 death of St. Charles High School student Lauren Laman during a drill team practice. Laman's parents say her life may have been saved if her teammates were properly trained to use an automatic external defibrillator, or AED.
School Officials Save Life Of Boy, 7, Whose Heart StoppedBy all accounts, Jackson Bartke seemed to be a normal, healthy, 7-year-old second-grader. But his heart stopped during gym class on Nov. 19. He collapsed.
Detective Revives 14-Month-Old Boy Who Stopped BreathingA far northwest suburban police detective was in the right place at the right time and brought the child back when he stopped breathing.
Security Guard Dies After Collapsing During High School BrawlA 54-year-old security guard at Thornwood High School died Thursday after attempting to help break up a fight between two students.
Wauconda Teen Honored For Using CPR To Save Man's LifeA Wauconda High School student paid attention to her cardio-pulmonary resuscitation training in Girl Scouts and a pair of high school classes. Wednesday, she was honored by McHenry County for saving a man's life.
Nurse Saves Teen Who Collapsed At Suburban RestaurantA pediatric cardiac nurse practitioner and her podiatrist fiancée were in the right place at the right time while out for dinner on Sunday, and a 16-year old boy is still alive due to her quick thinking.